HC Deb 06 December 1852 vol 123 c979

said, he begged to ask the right hon. President of the Board of Control whether it was intended to encourage, by a guarantee such as had been afforded to other railway undertakings in India, or by any other means, the early commencement of a line of railroad between Allahabad and Delhi, and whether the Government would lay on the table of the House a statement of all railways now in progress in India, showing the length of each line, the amount of capital required for its completion, and the rate of interest guaranteed by the Government of the capital embarked in it?


begged leave to assure the hon. Gentleman that the Government were extremely desirous of promoting the extension of the railway system in India. This subject had engaged the attention of the Board of Directors, and they had it under their consideration what was the best mode of extending the original experimental railroads already established.